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Lynnfield Elderly Housing

3.16.09

The Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News reported that Lynnfield voters recently passed 3 warrant articles designed to help move forward elderly housing projects that are seeking financing in difficult economic times.  According to the article, here were the 3 changes to the town’s bylaws governing elderly housing districts:

  1. Dropped the minimum age for occupation of units in the district from 60 to 55.
  2. Lifted a restriction that had required elderly housing complexes in that district to be operated only by nonprofit entities.
  3. Gave the Board of Selectmen authority to take by eminent domain a 2.5-acre parcel of land in the rear of the South School-Senior Center property at 525 Salem Street that the town had taken through tax title proceedings in the 1970s. That land is part of a larger parcel the town is selling to a local developer who plans to build an elderly housing complex on it.

Read the entire Peabody & Lynnfield Weekly News article.

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